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'^fjilDAY MORNING, September 4. -- “ TO SHEW ’ rHg VERY AGE AND BODY ©F THE TIME HIS FORM AND VHESSURF..’ liis said the friends of administration burnt the martyred I^tl£an> in effigy* Tuesday last, Capitol Hill. We would recommend it to president Madison and tiig rest of them, to ke use of the same means to effect another f as they have failed in the reality. Sotne p,;ng ought to be done after their great threats and gasconade, or the good people of i the United States will call them to an account ia spite of all the terrors of mob law. the characters of ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND BO NAP ARTE CONTRASTED. Extracted from a late publication. Alexander.—Fidelity and gratitude, were strongly marked in Alexander. He not only ftwaidcd those virtues in his own subjects, ^practised tnem toward* onyuvc vi tal accompanied with a liberality that render ed their dominions more extensive than they tierc before. Bonaparte.—Though educated at an aca demy ana at the expense and under the direc tion of Louis XVI. w the very ardor of youth, vacii the passion^ of fidelity and gratitude are generally at the flood, deserted his royal mas ter; pursued him to the scaffold, and turned his arms against the religion and laws of his country. Alexander—When Alexander married Kuzma; it he "could not by the powers of persuasion he could at least by force ot arms, have made her his mistress; yet he nobly ab stained from either duplicity or violence, and sought her affections only in an honorable maimer. Bonaparte —Though an officer of s-omc rank, and constantly with the words honor and delicacy in his mouth, married in the prime of youth, the cast off mistress ot Barras, ap parently upon no other principle but that base and sordid one, of gaining promotion at the expence both of sentiment and honor. Alexander.—In the career of Alexander’s victories, he held out no promises which he did not fulfil; nor oppressed the conquered liter defeat, except irritated by very particu lar and aggravating circumstances. When he took Porus prisoner, after a hard fought bade, on the banks of the Hydaspcs, he asked him how he liked to be treated ? 44 Like a king,” replied Porus. And hast thou nothing else to demand ? said Alexander. 44 No !” re turned Porus,44 in tne word king every thing is comprehended.” Alexander so far from being offended with this frankness, suffered him to govern his own kingdom as his lieuten ant, and added to it several provinces, with a considerable number of towns and villages. Bonaparte —Though called by his parli ztus the conqueror of Italy, he may truly be called the betrayer and plunderer of Italy ; so far from respectirg kings, at one time, the very name was an object of abuse and exter mination. Through ail The slates which he passed, liberty, alliance or amelioration of their former government, was the language of his declarations and manifestoes : but no sooner were the people seduced by those high sound ing phrases, than their governments became subject to tire military despotism of his army, and their exchequers seized to carry on fur ther revolutionary systems. Alexander.—Amongst the various pri soners of war taken by this victorious prince, none has been more the object of history, not* has set his character in a more amiable light, than his conduct to the unhappy Darius and the females of his unfortunate family. When ho first heard of the captivity of the latter,he im raed'ately dispatched one of his principal offi cm to tell them, “ That Darius was not dead, and that they need not fear any ill usage from Alexander; on the contrary, that they should had, themselves as well provided as ever they were in Darius’s most flourishing condition, when his empire was intirc ” He was as good as his w ord ; he treated these illustrious pri soners according to their rank, their sex, and their virtues; gave them liberty to bury whom they pleased of the Persians ; allotted them what garments and furniture they thought proper, and allowed them larger pensions for their maintenance, than ever they had before. He would not suffer them to hear, or receive, or even so much as to apprehend any thing indecent, or to the prejudice of their honor; * so that they seemed r&ther lodged in some koiy temple, where they enjoyed their pri tacy sacred and uninterrupted, than in the tamp of an enemy.” Upon the capture and ! ath of Darius, he behaved with the same ignity and humanity, taking off his own coat V cover the dead body, aud afterwards em I * ' ifLv' - < T ♦ 7 S* * f • balm log it, that it might be sent to his mother with all the pomp and cprgmony suitably to bis high quality, and flattering to the feelings of his relatives. Bonapabte—What has been the conduct of Bonaparte to his illustrious captive, the Pope ? When he first entered the Roman dc minions, he addressed that unfortunate pontitf both in his letters and manifestoes, with ail thfc appearance of a zealot warmly attached to the cause of religion, and the sacred character of the head of the church. Having lulled hinv with his yile hypocricy, he proceeded unmo lested to Rome ; where, under his direction, and by those immediately under his command, ■ the whole civil government of the capitol was I overturned, by creating monks, consuls, and I senate, See. composed of French republicans, under color of restoring to the unhappy Ro mans th£ long lost privileges of their original ancestors. This mockery was scarcely esta blished, when he began by raising heavy con tributions en the inhabitants of the whole pro ■ vince, then by banishing the cardinals and • seizing upon their effects; and finally giving notice to the Pope, that he must quit his dig • nity, with all his temporalities in three days time. The very advanced age and blameless « life of this pontiff, added to the very high re I spect p^id by all Europe, for the space ot a bove lour centuries, to his sacred office, one would think would arrest the ordinary plun derer from such gross and unmanly insult. No; a government of terror and plunder was to be carried on, and Bonaparte, by his gene rals, felt no difficulty in the execution. This venerable old man, dignified by the titles of a temporal prince, and head of the Catholic church, at the age of eighty-two, and in the middle of winter, was not only stripped of his all, even to the ring of St. Peter, but obliged to make forced journies and to get out of iris dominions as fast as possible. BY LAST NIGHT’S MAIL. WASHINGTON CITY. Sept. 3. Extract of a letter from Fort Wayncy dated August 19. M I have the mortification to announce to you the destruction of captain Heald and bis company, on their retreat from Fort Dearborn* to this place. It happened on the morning of the 15th inst. by an army of Indians, of about five or six hundred, consisting of the follow ing tribes, viz. Ottaways, Chijipcnvaysy Wine bugoesy Kickapoosy Momominiesy and some Put fawatamies. Capt. Wells, who went to assist capt. Heald on his retreat, is among the num ber of killed. We cannot learn that any es caped. But it is stated, that capt. Heald, Mr. Kinzi, and some women, are made prisoners. The particulars of the action I omit till an other express.” * Or Chicago, on Lake Michigan. Head quarters at Detroit, August 16. 18 12. GENERAL ORDERS. It is with pain and anxiety that Brigadier ! General Hull announces to the Noith-western Army, that he has been compelled from a sense of duty to agree to the following articles of capitulation. Camp Detroity August 16, 1812. CAPITULATION Of surrendering Foit Detroit, entered into between Maj. Gen. Brock commanding his Britannie Majesty** forces on the ore part, and Brigadier General Hull, commanding the North Western Army of the United Slates on the ®ther part. Art. 1. Fort Detroit, with all the troops, regulars as well as militia, will be immediate j ly surrendered to the British forces under the command of major general Brock, and will be considered prisoners of war, with the excep tion of such of the militia of Michigan terri tory who have not joined die army. Al t. 2. Ail public stores, arms, and all pub j lie documents, including every thing else of a * public nature, will be immediately given up. Art. 3. Private persons and private proper \ ty of every description will be respected. Art. 4. His Excellency Brigadier Gen. j Hull, having expressed a desire that a detach ! inent from the state of Ohio, on its way to join his army, as well as one sent from Fort 1 Detroit, under the command of Col. M’Athur, 1 should be included in the above stipulation, J it is accordingly agreed to. It is, however, to J be understood, that such parts of the Ohio mi ■ litia as have not joined the army will be per j mitted to return home, on condition that they | will not serve during the war; their arms, how j ever, will be delivered up ii belonging to the public. Art. 5. The garrison will march out at the | hour of twelve o’clock this day, and the Brit ish forces will take immediate poseession of the fort. J. M’DOWL, Lt. Col. Militia B. A. D. C. L. B GEGG, ' Major A. D.C. APPROVED, Wm. HULL, Brig. Gen. Commanding the N. W. Army. JAMES MILLER, Lt. Col 5th U. S. Inft. E. BRUSH, Col. 1st Reg. Michigan Militia. APPROVED, ISAAC BROCK, Major-General. The army, at twelve o’clock this day, will march out of the east gate, where they will stack their arms, and then be subject to the articles of capitulation. Wm. HULL, Brig. Gen. Commanding the North-Western Army. BOSTON,Xug 29. LORD CASTEEREAGH SHOT Arrived at Salem, Thursday evening, ship Hercules, West, from Gibraltar, 45 days. On the 10th inat. was boarded by the privateer Rossie, capt. Barney who informed him of the war, and put on board him the captain of an | English ship, prize to the Rossie, which left I Liverpool the 14th July, who informs that ILord C.stlereagh had fallen in a duel with Lord Cauibden, on the 9th. lie also in forms, that the Gurriere, Shannon and UBelvidera had fallen in with the Jamaica fleet find parted with it on the 6th inst. in pursuit f d wfcut they supposed to be corn. Rodgers’s j qquaqron; three of which was said to have Mien ip sight. The llossie had captured and ^ drsiryed 14 English vessels, j ' The Duei between Castlcreagh and Cam * din toik place on the 9th. The dispute which 5 caused,u related to American Affairs. The jj papers .which contained the particulars were i given to Coin. Barney. •Newi of tiie Declaration1 of War having * passed the House ol Representatives had been l recepedyjn England; nut tne impression was | univttial^ that the repeal of the Orders in Couipil wo.lid leach America before War was cilcidetl upon. Immense shipments were makinr for America. JAMAICA FLEET. Whip the Jamaica Fleet was fallen in with ' on the 6th August, it consisted of about 70 sail unuir co voy of the Africa 64, Thetis 33, (short-handed, having lost 136 men by sick ness) am1, tuo gun-DrigS. Two days previous the buafnbn, Guerricre and Bclviuera fri gates haateft the fleet in puisuit ot three sail which tidy supposed to be an American squadron. AN ACT To preserve he peace and quiet of the town. Sec 1. Bt\t enacted by the Common Coun cil of Alexandria, That it shall not be lawful, for any persoj or persons to beat a drum, or play a file, will in the limits of the corporation, | at any lime bivvcen the hours of ten o’clock in the eveninaand day break in the morning, ! throughout tbj year, and if any person shail offend in the p/emises, he or they shall forfeit and pay a fineof ten dollars ; and if any per son who shall contravene this act shall be a minor, an apprentice, servant or slave, his pa rent or guardiai, maste. or owner, as the case may he, shall he deemed liable to pay the pe nally so incurred', and shall or may be prose cuted for the sane before the Mayor or other justice of the pece, in the name of the Com mon Council of Alexandria See. 2. And b it further enacted, That eve ry person contraening this act shall he con sidered a disordeiv person, and it shall be the ditty of the cofstabies or watchmen of the corporation to apjfehend such person or per sons, and conve’ him, her or them to the watch-house to b dealt with according to law ; provid. d always, that this act shall not be construed to exend or apply to the troops of the United States, which may he at any time stationed or ulistirin this town, or to . »-> 7 r persons acting und r the immediate order of a commissioned oficer of the militia of the District of Columbia when upon actual dmy Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shail commence and be in force from and after the passing of the sain*. 1DMUND I. LEE, Presiditt of Common Council. Approved September 3d, 1812. CHARLES SIMMS, Mayor. IN COMMOJ COUNCIL, S HPT K M BEK 1st, 1512. Ordered, That the lamp be inclosed in front of the Baptist Clinch. Ordered, That the ollection of the taxes due to the corporation frrni Mr. Myers be sus- j pended till the next meeftig of Council. Ordered, That the folkwing personal taxes be remitted : J. Reintzell, taxes in oto. Mary Silence, do. Mrs. Sleigh, Story ta>. Mr. Thatchpaugh, tax^s in toto. Ordered, That the Super ntendant of Police * do repair the road leading to the burying ground, and charge the expense thereof to tlie general fund. Ordered, That the Audior do issue the following warrants : Colin Auld g 6 Charles Slade 6 41 Daniel M'Dougal 1C Robert Brockett 96 52 John Mandeville 39 Extract from the Minuses, J. D. SIMMS, C. C. ATTENTION! ! The different Uniform Companies are re quested to parade this afternoon at 3 o’clock ■ precisely in full uniform at the market square. 1 As this muster is called for the purpose of escorting the U. States troops, under com mand of Col. Coles, through our town, ’tis ex pected the men belonging to each company will be punctual in attendance as to time. By order of the Officer*. September4. > Five Dollars Deward. STRAYiiD or stolen from Gen. Lefe*S stauie in Alexandria, on Wednesday night) the 26th of August last, a bay Gelding, the property of Walter Jones Junr. Lsq. about i5 hands high, 4 or 5 years old, a good head and neck, slim body, a long bushy tail with , some white hairs about the iOoi—he looks like a colt, but has been broke to the saddle) is easy in Ins gaits and lias an airy appear ance when mounted The a ove reward and nil reasonable charges will bt paid to any per* son who will deliver him to the subscriber irt Alexandria. Charles Lee. Sr-p'.emVer 4. FuK SALfc:, j Or ?’o be leased forever, subject tv* ANNUAL GROUND RENT", SU\T1)R\ Lo i 8 in the iown of War* rentown, laid efi at Fauquier Court - House Virginia, and imorporaied by a late | act of’lie Legislature. Warren town i* situ* ate at the extremity of an elevated ridge, winch separate the waters flowing into the Raopahannock River on the one side, at d in* ! to Po omac River on the othei — bout fifty j miles from Alexandra and Washington— I the lanes near it are fertile, and the county of | Fauquier is rich improving in agriculture, j and is thickly settled with su! siantial and rc j spectable inhabitants. Such is it* character for healthiness of climate, that during the sickly season on the Rivers, it is a place of retreat for V^litudimiriars, and persons rare* ful of their health. To mechanics who are disposed to be industrious, Warrentovn of* fers a good opportunity of meeting with con* stant employment For terms apply to the subscriber, who will attend at \Varrenrown during September, and who resides in Alexandria. Charles Lee. September 4 law6t Public Sale. WE the subscribers, in virtue of a deed of trust to us from .harles L. St* vett and Martha bis wife, dated 7th So* vember, 1811, for the purpose of securing the payment of 624 dollars and 3! cents, to Andrew S hoifield, v ill. on Saturday the third day of October next, between the hours of twelve and three o’clo( k of that day, before •he Coffee-House in the town of A.exan Ha* sell to the highest bidder, fo»- ready money, Thirty Acres of Land, >r so much thereof us may be nea ssary tr? jay the Said debt, interest and costs of sale nd advertising ; which land is situatt on the de of the road leading from Ale x oidriu ta • ees tirg, and on the west side o' Mrs Sli ;um’* farm, in the county cf Fairfax and state of Virginia. The trusters se.l only he right which the said Charles L. Ncvett has, and do not warrant the title to the land. idmundl Lee, \rru». JonathanSchoifieJd, j tees, August3l ts THE above land was bought of Jonathan Schoiiield, and iCt ured to me by a general warrantee ; for ih# complete performance of which. Andrew Schclfield Was security. It therefore appears to me, to be unnecessa ry to insert at toe loot of the above adver tisement, that the title will not be warrant ed by the trustees, as one of them, toge« ther with the principal, has already done it. A comment on this transaction is unneces sary. Chs. L. Nevitt. --■*— ) PUBLIC SALE. ON Monday, the 14th day of September next, between the hours of 3 and 4 o# clock in the afternoon, will he exposed to safe, for cash, at the Tavern of Nicholas Peers, in the town of Leesburg, A TRACT OF LAND, (formerly belonging to John Spencer) lying1 in the said county of Loudoun, near the Gum Spiing, and through which the Turnpike Ro:ul from Alexandria to the Ford of Little River passes for a considerable distance containing by an actual and recent survey* 400 Acres. James Sanderson, Colin Auid. August 7 . _ - —HIWT- , ■■■■■!! 1 - -- - NOTICE. THE Stockholders of the Mechanickf* Bank of Alexandria aro hereby notified, that a fourth installment of one dollar per rharo is called for, payable at the Banking Room on King street, on Thursday the first day of October next By order of the President and Directors* VVm. PA 1 ON, Jr. Cath'r. September 1st, 1812. StawtlO __-- -- CREIIORE’S Hot-pressed Playing Cards, OF A SUPERIOR QUALITY, Just received and for sale by Cottom Sc Stewart.